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does hydrochlorothi reduce flouids in ankles and legz


Yes, hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic and diuretics do reduce edemas (the swelling of the feet, legs and ankles). Diuretics make the kidneys create and pass more urine. This way, they reduce high blood pressure, reduce the swelling but keep normal levels of potassium.

Do you know a reason to your swelling? You shouldn’t take the drug on your own because edemas are actually not treated just by taking diuretics.

First you need to find out if there’s an underlying disease that had caused the swelling. Then you need to decrease water and sodium intakes and decrease excretion of sodium and water. All of this works best if under vision by a doctor.
Diuretics can cause excessive diuresis (excessive water loss), which can lead to hypotension and other complications.
Tell me, when did the swelling start? And which parts did start swelling first?